Thirty-four new pieces of debris were recently added to the growing junk heap in Earth orbit.
After closing out 2018 with a company record 21 launches, SpaceX aims to keep the pace, begin flying astronauts and test a prototype Mars spaceship
Propulsion for Chang’e 3 was a challenge. It needed improvement for Chang’e 4.
The company has pushed longstanding government contractors to rethink how they do business, move to drive down costs and improve quality to remain competitive.
Fit checks for the triple-core booster, a practice propellant load and finally one or more static test fires will pave the way for long-awaited debut flight
He walked on the Moon, commanded the inaugural shuttle mission and was the first person to fly on six space missions. He also headed NASA’s astronaut office and was an outspoken advocate for astronaut safety.
Cape laying groundwork for big boost in flight rate
“We have to move at the speed of business, not the speed of bureaucracy,” says 45th Space Wing Commander Wayne Monteith.
Companies such as Blue Origin, Orbital ATK, SpaceX and United Launch Alliance are jostling to be a part of the future U.S. military spacelift market.